We don’t recommend doing the majority of concrete work as a DIY project unless you have experience or can somehow know exactly what you’re in for in terms of labor and expense. First, a lot of steps are involved to properly prepare and install concrete, and you only have a short window of time in which to get them done. Concrete contractors must be organized, experienced and well prepared. What’s more, many of the tools and materials you’ll need can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars and aren’t really worth the investment unless you plan to use the tools on multiple projects. That being said, doing concrete work on your own is likely not a wise decision.